So for the past few weeks the newspapers and the news media on the web have been covering the outrage in the Muslim world over the cartoon caricatures drawn in a Danish newspaper of the prophet Mohammed. Today, I read the following on Yahoo! News:

An Associated Press reporter saw mobs of Muslim protesters swarm through the city center with machetes, sticks and iron rods. One group threw a tire around a man, poured gas on him and set him ablaze.

Am I surprised? No. Shocked? No. The Muslim world has used this perceived insult as a pretense to turn their hatred (normally just reserved for Israel and Jews in general) towards Christians and the Western world as a whole. The rest of the world better get used to these scenes…especially if Western democracies begin to apologize and act against the cartoonists and papers which publish such images. This behaviour is the norm for the Muslim masses in these countries. They are uneducated, poor, and repressed by their own governments. This is simply a case of those governments making use of this incident to divert attention from their own failings and directing the underlying, seething hatred of these people against an external source.

Was the publication of the cartoons by the Danish paper correct? Perhaps not. But the Muslim world better be ready for the criticism. They have squandered many opportunities to better themselves and they themselves are guilty of publishing much worse cartoons portraying Israel and Jews in general in a worse light than the Danish cartoonists did with Mohammed. They have a double standard when it comes to these things…but don’t mention that to them…they might get all bent out of shape and start a riot if you do.